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. sometimes the press can get first pets down. remember when george bush's dog let this reporter know just what he thought of that question. but one thing is constant. every u.s. president has had at least one pet. because when a person is a friend, he knows who he can count on. the first president practically had a zoo, yes, george washington was the proud owner of many stallions, even a parrot, in addition to several dogs. welcome, sunny, may you spread some cheer. we can hope. thank you for watching "nightline," as always, we're on line at abcnews.com. for all of us here at abc news, good night, america. >>> "nsider," the top trending stories you need to know -- >>> they yanked me out of the car. it was scary. >> dick van dyke afteromg! i ch death after his car burst into flames. dick's wife's video of the charred remains and we have the hero that pulled the 87-year-old out. >> i pulled him really hard. >>> moving on after this star's suicide. >>> then -- >> are you shooting finn's episode yet? >> cory's "glee" death scene and the new memoir. >> is lea holding up kay? >>> and a star aft
fala. i object he said. george bush and his self and dog portrait of barney, the scottish terrier he loved. and his dad's spring spaniel millie and her mind for foreing policy. >> my dog millie knows more about foreign affairs than these two bozos. >> reporter: of course we'll hear about harry truman having said, "if you want a friend in washington get a dog." in general, white house canines have known their place but bush's barney got annoyed at a reporter once. >> pete once tore a pant leg off the french ambassador that got him banned from the white house. also lbj signing a meat inspection bill and up hops yuki. # comeuppance perhaps for a president who hoisted his beagles like this. so why do we care sunny? well, you're the dog of a president now. and dogs makes presidents humans. >> a note before we go. there is a rare blue moon tonight. you won't see one again until 2015. send us your pictures. thanks for watching. we'll see you right here tomorrow night. good night. >>> on "the list," grandma gets high tech. the new tablet just for seniors. is your closet suffering from multip
? >> i was lucky. >> reporter: then another future president calls. >> george bush is on the phone. >> hello? >> mr. president? >> that's h.w. bush. he had seen the speech, too. >> i really was proud of you. i know it was tough. i just wanted to tell you that. >> reporter: this time nixon sounds anxious to wrap up. >> this is going to come through good and a lot of people rooting for you. >> all right boy, good of you to call. >> reporter: the tapes themselves would spell the ends of nixon in office despite what bush said at the end of the call. >> this, too, shall pass. >> reporter: it did not. >>> still ahead right here on "world news," new ways to protect your family home from thieves and the kind of day burglars are most likely to strike. >>> and a young boy, the big wish and the superstar who made it happen, america strong tonight. [ whispering ] shhh. it's only a dream. and we have home insurance. but if we made a claim, our rate would go up... [ whispering ] shhh. you did it right. you have allstate claim rate guard so your rates won't go up just because of a claim. [ whispe
for making anner to of his dog. >> the statements but my dog. >> george bush and barney the scottish terrier he loved. his dad's springer spaniel, millie, and her mind for foreign policy. >> my dog millie knows more about foreign affairs than these two bozos. >> reporter: we will hear about harry truman said if you want a friend in washington get a dog. in general, white house canines have known their friendly and tame place. some have nudged at times to the wild side. >> hi, barney. >> bush s barney getting anoid at a reporter once. and the bull terrier once tore a piece off the french ambassador. lbj signing a meat inspection bill and up hops yukie. comeuppance for a president who hoisted his beagles like this. why do we care, sunny. you are the dog of a president now. and dogs make presidents more human. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> and they're just so cute. >> so cute. >> little bit of flak for not getting a shelter rescue dog. in this case there is allergies in the family. the dog is one of the best in terms of not making you sneeze. got to cut them slack. gave a donation to th
. >> george bush is on the phone. >> hello. >> hello? >> mr. president? >> that's h.w. bush. he had seen the speech too. >> i really was proud of you, and my golly, i know it was tough and i just wanted to till you that. >> reporter: nixon sounds anxious to wrap up. >> this is going to come through good and. >> okay, boy. >> a lot of people are rooting for you. >> how good of-up to call. >> reporter: the tapes would spell the end of nixon in office despite what ronald reagan said when they wrapped up. >> ron, it's damn nice of you to call. >> this too shall pass. >> reporter: it did not. john donvan, abc new, washington. >> amazing, hearing the tapes knowing what is eventually going to happen. he is in the middle of it. april 30th, 1973, resend august 8, 1974. still over a year to go. year and a half to go from that moment. >> i'm sure after all of that. he thought maybe i am in the clear. >> yes. exhale. no. >> not at all. also, hearing tiny snippets of this. this apparently posted by national archives and record administration, 340 hours long. >> still to this day wondered why in the w
to date on the health of former george w. bush who was released from the hospital in dallas today one day after receiving a stent. the famously fit president was told to take it easy for a day but he can resume a normal schedule tomorrow. >>> now tonight an abc news exclusive, the lone survivor of a tragedy we all followed together is speaking out for the first time. those 19 young firefighters, the elite hot shot team were killed in june, trapped by the fast moving inferno in arizona. abc's chief investigative reporter brian ross sat down with the only member of that team to get out alive. >> reporter: as the wildfires spread across a rocky hillside in yarnell, arizona, there is was no immediate sense of impending danger. according to the first public account by the lone survivor, 21-year-old brendan mcdonald. >> everything seemed normal, not threatening, just a typical day going direct on a fire. >> reporter: all 20 members of a team called the gran it mountain hot shots specially trained to go into wildfires responded that fateful sunday morning in june. >> that's when the superintende
their office. >> brandi, thank you. >>> former president george w. bush is expected to resume his normal schedule today following heart surgery. a spokesman said the psident is doing great after going home from the hospital yesterday. doctors placed a stent on his heart and opened up a blocked artery. >>> researchers have linked high blood sugar levels to a greater risk of alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. the study found that too much sugar in the blood can anniversary affect their mind. researchers say keeping glucose at a healthy level may prevent dimension sha. >>> researchers may have identified a new brain food. for most of us, it won't take much convincing to indulge. a harvard study showing chocolate keeps the brain healthy and sharp in old age. when older adults were given hot cocoa for a month, their blood flow was better and memory improved by 30%. >> i need a cup of hot cocoa. >>> cheerleading is apparently a more dangerous sport than it appears to be. researchers say many cheerleaders don't realize it when they suffer concussions. a study shows that more than 30% of t
president, george w. bush for taking action in iraq without u.n. approval. is there any talk that president obama would act unilaterally without u.n. approval? >> that's a big question and hotly debated in the white house is what to do in terms of the united nations. russia has a veto at the u.n. russia has blocked any measures to punish syria up to this time. there is consideration of trying to go back to the u.n., trying to convince the russians that syria crossed a line here, but that is highly unlikely that russia would go along. in the event they don't, i am told by senior officials that the u.s. would not go alone. this would have to be a coalition effort, if not with the u.n., with other allies involved, most likely nato and our european allies. >> president obama's aids with a former conflict, this is a problem from hell in the middle east. he will be more on "this week." martha raddatz is co-anchoring. >> all right, dan, turn now to the devastating diagnoses that silenced linda ronstadt. she's had a decade-long battle with parkinson's disease. ♪ i've looked all my life >> she's b
was the only black person in the room. i'm next to barbara. there's george, 39 bush. president bush says, is that oprah? is that oprah, honey? and mrs. bush says, lee, is that oprah? is that oprah? yes, mrs. bush, it's oprah. it's oprah, honey. >> this is your baby. i feel it's going to speak to them. it's going to resonate with them. lee daniels. >> and "the cutler opens up across the country on friday. >>> we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ] >>> this, the viral video launched the solo career of bonnie mckee. she's written hits katy perry's" teenage dream." and she is set to be a star. and she's going to sing it here on "good morning america." katy perry, terra cruz. what's it like as a songwriter to -- when i'm writing for someone else, it's like playing a role a little bit. i get to step into their shoes for a minute. >> now, you're stepping into your own shoes. change to solo artist. what's it been like for you? >> amazing. i waited a long time for it. i started out being an artist. now, i'm back as an artist. i'm happy to be back up on stage to play for all you guys. >> fir
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